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Profession: Contract CFO specialising in Business Development ▪︎ Corporate Finance ▪︎ Business Advice
Location Main Office: City // Johannesburg | Country // South Africa
Budgeting and forecasting, Business analysis, Business development, Business modelling/valuation, Business valuations, Cash flow management, Corporate finance, Due diligence, Entreneurship, Financial management, Financial planning, Fund raising, Investment analysis, Sales management, Start-up growth and development, Strategic planning, Strategic projects
Experience in Industries, Products & Services:
Diversified industrials, Electrical industry, Fleet management, FMCG's, Healthcare services, Imports and distribution, Investment trusts, Logistics, Real Estate, Renewable energy, Telecommunication, Warehousing, Wholesale
Oscar Hesketh-Mare – Educated at the University of the Witwatersrand with a honours degree in Accountancy, qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his articles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1998. Oscar worked for 6 years for Absa Corporate & Merchant Bank in their Corporate Finance division where he gained extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, valuations, and investment analysis.
After moving out of banking at the beginning of 2006, Oscar spent the next 8 years in senior financial management roles managing the full financial management and planning functions for divisions of some of the leading companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
At the beginning of 2014, Oscar started his own consultancy and advisory business in the solar and renewable energy industry. During this time, he has also worked on a number of strategic assignments for clients providing financial guidance and business advice. This advice was geared specifically towards analysing new business opportunities as well as structuring and positioning businesses for growth into the future while focusing on building assets of value for his clients.
With his extensive experience in corporate finance, and CFO skills obtained in the financial management arena as well as running his own advisory business, Oscar is a specialist in new business development, corporate finance, business advisory services and acquisitions.
Oscar joined NBA National Business Advisors in Johannesburg in October 2019.
Education in brief: Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees obtained through the University of the Witwatersrand
Full member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
Certificate in Advanced Valuation Techniques – GIBS Business School
Super Group Management Development Program – Harvard Business School
Solar Photo Voltaic Feasibility Assessment – Terra Firma Academy
Years in Advisory: 17
Accompanied & accomplished deals: 21
Total Transaction Volume: ZAR ZAR 1,312,000,000